Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Summer Solstice 2022

I'm not a huge summer fan as I don't really like hot weather, but I am a fan of the summer solstice as to me it is a day of warmth and energy.  It is a day for hanging out and just being.  It is also around my daughter's birthday so this time of year is always filled with joy and celebration.  I haven't found a favorite solstice spread so I did some Googling and came up with a simple spread from Persephone's Tarot Readings,

What should I keep growing?

The six of cups tells me that I should keep growing my emotional maturity.  I'll be honest and say that growing up around Charlene's hellish family left me emotionally stunted.  I take things way too personally and I also let my emotions get the best of me sometimes.  People have told me that I wear my heart on my sleeve and it's true.  I have never had a poker face and have never had the desire to have one.

I will admit that screaming at anti-choice losers is kind of a rush.  It is like I have carte blanche to treat them as subhuman and I don't have to think of their feelings.  I just do not understand how anyone can think that they have a right to tell other people what to do with their bodies.  I think they are emotionally stunted pricks.  

However, I also know that they have been brainwashed by the patriarchy to believe what they believe.  There is a part of me that feels bad to treat them as caricatures of human beings, but it is hard for me to view them as full human beings when they want to take away women's rights.  No matter how hard I try, I cannot understand their point of view.

What is shining brightest for me now?

My own determination to move forward no matter what.  The last two years have been difficult for everyone with Covid, the culture wars, and all the other bullshit that has been going on in the world, but I am determined to put one foot in front of the other and move forward with my life.  That's difficult to a certain extent because there is a part of me that just wants to curl up and just hibernate for the rest of my life, but I can't do that.  I have things I want to do and accomplish.

This card also is asking me to charge forward and cut through the bullshit.  I need to be brave and  move forward even though there are times I don't want to.  The other realization for me as I reflect on this card is that life is not all sunshine and roses and I can't put my head in the ground and ignore all the horror around me.  I need to acknowledge it and figure out my next best steps.

This is a hard card as my heart truly prefers sunshine and roses.

What should I shed at this time?

The Hanged Man tells me it is time to shed my illusions.  It is time to let go of my belief that government, my employer, or any outside entity has my best interests at heart.  That was proven with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe.  I hate conspiracy theories that promote the belief that people are just chattel to be manipulated for profit.  However, I am beginning to believe that is the case.  The only way that we move forward is for companies to put their money behind change.  That sounds cynical and self-serving, but it is the the truth.

What I do not believe is why people think everyone has to be the same.  I do not understand why the anti-choicers want to control people's bodies.  I honestly do not understand what joy they get out of doing this.  I do not understand how they believe that controlling women is a worthwhile cause.  Maybe the fuckers should put their time and energy toward taking care of and protecting children that are already born.

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